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Skating Academy adding synchronized skating team

LACONIA — Jennifer Tondreau and her team of professional figure skating coaches will open the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy's 2014-2015 season at the Laconia Ice Arena on Friday, September 19th.

These energetic and enthusiastic professionals bring their extensive experiences with Disney on Ice, Ice Capades, competitive ice dancing and hockey skating to central New Hampshire. Utilizing the United States Figure Skating Association curriculum, lessons from beginner to advanced levels will be offered to skaters from age 3 to 103. This season's Friday lesson schedule will include Learn to Skate: Skill Development, and Freestyle Skills and Edge, Power and Positions classes. All classes will include additional practice ice time and the opportunity to participate in Off Ice Training for the Figure Skater to build core strength increase flexibility and improve figure skating maneuvers on the ice.
New this year will be the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy Synchronized Skating Team. This team, which will meet on Wednesday evenings, will utilize the USFSA Synchronized Skating Curriculum to guide skaters through the elements of synchronized skating.
The Synchronized Skating Team and the Academy's Performance Company will offer two public performances this season. The 12th annual Spread Your Wings and Soar Cancer Benefit Show, all proceeds of which are donated to a local family fighting cancer, on Saturday, November 8th and the Spring Show on Saturday, March 28th. Both performances will be held at the Laconia Ice Arena.
The Central New Hampshire Skating Academy is a not for profit organization dedicated to the provision of recreational, theatrical, synchronized, and learn to skate programs to the central New Hampshire community. For additional information or to join the friendliest group of skaters in central New Hampshire visit www.cnhskatingacademy.org or call 226-5683.

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:35

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Pub Mania teams organizing for 6th annual 24-hour barstool challenge

GILFORD — This coming December 11th and 12th, Patrick's Pub & Eatery of will host their sixth Pub Mania, a 24-hour barstool challenge, to raise money for the WLNH Children's Auction. Team Captains and organizers have their eye on topping the record amount of $177,545 raised last year. The Pub Mania event has now raised over $562,000 in its first five years.

100% of the funds pass directly to the WLNH Children's auction. "We see the WLNH Children's Auction as one of the most impactful community events and we want to continue to help it grow" says Beetle. "In addition to creating a happier holiday for children and their families, the proceeds from the auction are being used for programs and organizations that are working to reduce the root causes of poverty".

Each of the 30 teams that make up Pub Mania have a team captain that puts together a team of 24 people (one for each hour of the event) and inspires them to fundraise. The average team fundraising was over $5,000 last year, with top teams raising much more. Team Café Déjà Vu set the record raising $20,015, followed by Supreme Marine at $14,708 and Laconia Country Club at $13,076.

Patrick's, along with event sponsors, local businesses and area musicians will provide participants with food, beverage, entertainment, special guests, fun games and more.

"Pub Mania, inspired by Laconia Athletic & Swim Club's 'Cycle Mania', is the most fun and successful fundraiser we've ever hosted" said Beetle. "The level of enthusiasm and excitement that everyone brings on behalf of this community is truly inspiring."

For additional information on how to participate, including a You Tube video about Pub Mania, visit www.patrickspub.com/pubmania.php or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:24

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Meredith Kiwanis Club looking for new members

MEREDITH — The Meredith Kiwanis Club appealing to local individuals to join their civic-minded service organization.

Now in its 35th year, the Meredith Kiwanis Club has established a tradition of continuous service to its local communities with special emphasis on youth activities, scholarships and support of a local food bank. Members are dedicated to such activities as the Meredith Youth Hockey League, annual scholarships to deserving students at both Inter-Lakes and Moultonborough Academy and substantial monthly and annual support of the Meredith Food Bank. The club also sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise funds for its charitable activities.

The club is part of Kiwanis International which is one of the largest worldwide service organizations. Kiwanis International will mark its 100th anniversary in 2015.

In addition to the Meredith Kiwanis' work for the community, all of its members are part of the community and make every effort to provide support primarily to local causes.

The Meredith Kiwanis meets Thursday mornings, year-round, at the Meredith Community Center for breakfast, fun and service.

Those who are interested in getting more more information or who want to become involved, can contact

Steve Gasco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 603-581-8413.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:20

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‘Cabaret for a Cure’ at Scenic Theater in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — Songs such as "Somebody to Love" by Freddie Mercury, "Timeless to Me" from "Hairspray," sung by that infamous duo Angelo and Jean Gentile, "Carry On" by Fun and, of course, "Cabaret" will be the entertainment highlights for this year's benefit Cabaret For Cure, taking place Saturday, Sept. 20 at Scenic Theater.

The Cabaret, which began three years ago, raises money for both the American Cancer Society and The Pittsfield Players. Eighty percent of the ticket sales go to the Cancer Society, while 20 percent goes to the Pittsfield Players Sprinkler Fund. The raffle prize money go directly to ACS while the refreshment donations are split 50/50 between Players and ACS.

Raffle prizes include a handmade basket (size large) by Stacy Davis of Davis Fuels, a quilt by the ladies of The Dorcas Guild of Pittsfield's First Congregational Church, a Bose Bluetooth mini sound system donated by WOKQ 97.5, a pink peony framed photograph by Susan Bleckmann, a satchel handcrafted by Pam Wilson, donated by Sgt. Richard Walter Jr., a gift certificate to Edible Arrangements donated by Gay-Ann Cooney, tickets to "South Pacific" donated by The Pittsfield Players, tickets to "Suessical the Musical" donated by The Village Players, a gift certificate for a Christmas tree and decorated wreath ($75 value) donated by Sandy Burt and Neva Dun Farm.

The Cabaret was started with the generous help of sponsors like Darrah Enterprises, Deb and Ken Jones, The Pittsfield Players and The Suncook Valley Sun.

Doors for the evening's program open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $12, and are available at Jitters on Main Street in Pittsfield, or by calling Meggin Dail at 736-8073, or at the door.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:17

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